Kobe Undergoes Knee Surgery

Kurt —  July 15, 2006

Can there really be “minor knee surgery” on the lynchpin of your franchise?

Kobe underwent surgery on his right knee that was described this way in the Press Enterprise:

…a “minor treatment” of a cartilage and removal of scar tissue.

This is pretty routine stuff these days, and Kobe should be ready to go at the start of Laker training camp, although he may come along slowly through it. That doesn’t bother me, Kobe’s the guy I’m least worried about being ready to go when it matters.

However, Kobe will not play for Team USA this summer in the World Championships in Japan. Odom has opted not to play as well, for obvious reasons. So no Lakers on the squad.

I’ve got more Summer Pro League notes, but this took priority, I’ll have those up before the weekend is out (I do have a new post up on non-Lakers at True Hoop).